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Friday, November 20, 2009

My Son the Future Spelling Bee Champ

Liam has learned all the letters and sounds in the alphabet and is now learning to sound out words. I am so proud of him and excited for this new milestone. However I am going to have to adjust some of my parenting tactics to accommodate this new found skill. I spend most of my conversation around Liam spelling words out to Bill so that Liam has no idea what we are talking about. Here is an example:

Me: Honey guess what is on sale, T-R-A-N-S-F-O-R-M-E-R-S at Smiths Marketplace we will have to see if S-A-N-T-A will be bringing one for Liam this year.

Bill: Could you spell that again I didn't catch that.

Liam: I want to go with you to the store and see SSSAAAAAANNNNNTTTTTTTAAAAAA (the sounds of Liam sounding out what I just spelled)
SANTA!! (DING DING DING the light bulb goes off in his head of what he just spelled)
Hey is Rudolph and the Reindeer there? I want to go I want to go, is Santa there I want to see Santa!!! (Fit is then thrown and child spends time cooling down in his room or in time out.)

Having your child learn new and amazing things can be great but I will definitely need to rethink how I communicate and parent my child in the future.

But then again if I keep spelling words out for him to sound out who knows perhaps he could go on to win big trophies and big bucks at spelling bees and could even pay for college this way. Perhaps I will get a great big huge dictionary and start spelling out outlandishly hard words for my son to sound out so can one day become a Spelling Bee Champion. Hey Liam try this word on for size can you sound out the word...


The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

I love your updates! He is such a smart, lil' thing! How funny!

Jackie Clines said...

Wow, what a little smartie pants! Sounds like he is doing his best to keep you and Bill on your toes! This was a cute post :) Hope everything is going well!

Maria Farb said...

Liam is so smart and cute! Thanks for the updates.

Tiscia said...

Too funny!